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September 26, 2016

   

From: EPA
More: sovereignty, water

In section 518(e) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), Congress authorized the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to treat eligible federally recognized Indian tribes in a similar manner as a state for purposes of administering section 303 and certain other provisions of the CWA, and directed the agency to promulgate regulations effectuating this authorization. EPA has issued regulations establishing a process for federally recognized tribes to obtain treatment in a similar manner as states (TAS) for several provisions of the CWA; for example, 53 tribes have obtained TAS authority to issue water quality standards under CWA section 303(c). EPA has not yet promulgated regulations expressly establishing a process for tribes to obtain TAS authority to administer the water quality restoration provisions of CWA section 303(d), including issuing lists of impaired waters and developing total maximum daily loads (TMDLs), as states routinely do. EPA is now remedying this gap. By establishing regulatory procedures for eligible tribes to obtain TAS for the CWA Section 303(d) Impaired Water Listing and TMDL Program, this final rule enables eligible tribes to obtain authority to identify impaired waters on their reservations and to establish TMDLs, which serve as plans for attaining and maintaining applicable water quality standards (WQS). The rule is comparable to similar regulations that EPA issued in the 1990s for the CWA Section 303(c) WQS and CWA Section 402 and Section 404 Permitting Programs, and includes features designed to minimize paperwork and unnecessary reviews.

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From: EPA
More: arizona, coal, energy, navajo

This notice announces that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final permit decision for a Clean Air Act Minor New Source Review (NSR) Permit in Indian Country to the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District (SRP) for the construction of a refined coal treatment system (RCTS) at Navajo Generating Station (NGS). The permit authorizes SRP to construct and operate the RCTS, including ancillary equipment, to treat coal with cement kiln dust and calcium bromide so as to reduce emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOX) and mercury.

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From: Bureau of Indian Affairs | Department of the Interior
More: class iii, compacts, gaming, rosebud sioux, south dakota

This notice announces the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota.

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September 23, 2016

   

From: Health and Human Services | Indian Health Service
More: consultation

This document extends the comment period in the Notice of Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer Sessions on the State of the Great Plains Area Indian Health Service announcement that was published in the Federal Register on June 3, 2016.

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September 21, 2016

   

From: Bureau of Indian Affairs | Department of the Interior
More: class iii, compacts, fsst, gaming, south dakota

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota and State of South Dakota entered into a compact replacing and superseding an existing Tribal-State compact governing Class III gaming; this notice announces approval of the compact.

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September 20, 2016

   

From: Department of the Interior | National Park Service
More: museums, nagpra, oklahoma

The Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art (Gilcrease Museum) has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Gilcrease Museum. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

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From: Department of the Interior | National Park Service
More: california, museums, nagpra

The San Diego Museum of Man has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the San Diego Museum of Man. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

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September 13, 2016

   

From: Bureau of Indian Affairs | Department of the Interior
More: information collection, land-into-trust

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published a notice in the Federal Register on August 30, 2016, requesting the Office Management and Budget (OMB) renew the Agency Information Collection for Acquisition of Trust Land, OMB Control Number 1076-0100. The notice contained an incorrect title.

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September 12, 2016

September 9, 2016

   

From: DOJ
More: energy, michigan

On July 20, 2016, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership, et al., Civil Action No. 1:16-cv-914. The United States published a notice advising the public of an opportunity to submit public comments on the proposed settlement during a 30-day period. 81 FR 142 (July 25, 2016). During the public comment period, several commenters requested extension of the comment period. The United States is extending the comment period through October 21, 2016 to allow time for interested persons to submit additional or supplemental comments on the proposed Consent Decree.

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September 7, 2016

   

From: Health and Human Services | Indian Health Service
More: urban indians

Indian Health Service (IHS) has entered into a contract with the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) to assist in the development of a five-year strategic plan. Funding for this project was provided by Congress in the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which directs IHS to develop the plan in consultation with urban Indians and the Academy.


As part of this project, the Academy project team is in the process of conducting extensive outreach to IHS/Office of Urban Indian Health Programs (OUIHP) leadership and employees, as well as conferring with urban Indian organizations and other key external stakeholder groups. The final product will be a strategic plan to guide the work of the headquarters office of OUIHP, area urban coordinators, and urban Indian organizations participating in IHS programs. The strategic plan will be completed by the end of December 2016.


IHS is requesting input on the strategic planning process, the strengths and weaknesses of OUIHP, and the opportunities and threats facing the program. Comments will be used to help develop the mission, goals, objectives, and strategies to be included in the strategic plan.

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September 6, 2016

   

From: USDA
More: cnafr, keepseagle, meetings

The USDA announces that it is extending the solicitation period for applications published in notice FR Doc. 2016-16099 for individuals to be considered for membership. Candidates who wish to be apply and be considered on the Council for Native American Farmers and Ranchers must submit an AD-755 application form and resume to the Secretary of Agriculture. Cover letters should be addressed to the Secretary of Agriculture. The application form can be found at: http://www.usda.gov/documents/OCIO_AD_755_Master_2012.pdf

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September 1, 2016

   

From: Department of the Interior | National Park Service
More: nagpra, tennessee

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in consultation with the appropriate federally recognized Indian tribes, and has determined that a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day federally recognized Indian tribes cannot be reasonably traced. Representatives of any federally recognized Indian tribe not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to TVA. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the federally recognized Indian tribe stated in this notice may proceed.

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From: Department of the Interior | National Park Service
More: nagpra, tennessee

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in consultation with the appropriate federally recognized Indian tribes, and has determined that a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day federally recognized Indian tribes cannot be reasonably traced. Representatives of any federally recognized Indian tribe not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to TVA. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the federally recognized Indian tribe stated in this notice may proceed.

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From: Department of the Interior | National Park Service
More: nagpra, tennessee

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate federally recognized Indian tribes, and has determined that a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day federally recognized Indian tribes can reasonably be traced. Lineal descendants or representatives of any federally recognized Indian tribe not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to TVA. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the federally recognized Indian tribes stated in this notice may proceed.

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From: Health and Human Services | Indian Health Service
More: information collection, scholarships

In compliance with section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, which requires 30 days for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for an extension for this collection, titled, “Application for Participation in the IHS Scholarship Program (OMB Control Number 0917-0006),” with an expiration date of September 30, 2016. This proposed information collection project was previously published in the Federal Register (81 FR 44030) on July 6, 2016, and allowed 60 days for public comment, as required by 3506(c)(2)(A). The IHS received no comments regarding this collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB.

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From: Health and Human Services | Indian Health Service
More: grants

The Indian Health Service (IHS) Office of Public Health Support (OPHS), Division of Planning, Evaluation and Research (DPER), is accepting applications for one new cooperative agreement for the National Native Health Research Training Initiative. This initiative will help build capacity and disseminate new and best practices for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) health research and promote Tribally-driven research activity through a variety of educational and training opportunities. Focus will be on the promotion of health research and related opportunities for AI/AN students, highlighting promising practices and practice-based approaches to improving the health of AI/AN people, and culture-based approaches to reducing health disparities between AI/AN people and the U.S. population. Other areas will focus on resilience and protective factors and their role in AI/AN health outcomes, innovative and culturally-based approaches to improving the health of AI/AN youth, and dissemination of study findings in AI/AN health science research to investigators and providers working in or with Tribal communities as well as Tribal leaders and health officials. Activities will include the planning, coordination, and hosting of research meetings and conferences, webinars, hosting of a Web site/Web page for dissemination of AI/AN health science research information, and other activities to be determined. This IHS activity is authorized under the Snyder Act, codified at 25 U.S.C. 13; the Transfer Act, codified at 42 U.S.C. 2001; the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012, Public Law 112-74 and the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013, Public Law 112-175. This program is described in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under 93.933.

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August 30, 2016

   

From: Bureau of Indian Affairs | Department of the Interior
More: bie, information collection

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is seeking comments and will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval on the new collection of information, Bureau of Indian Education Medication Authorization and Incident Report Forms.

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From: Bureau of Indian Affairs | Department of the Interior
More: information collection, land-into-trust

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal of the collection of information for Acquisition of Trust Land, 25 CFR 151 authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0100. This information collection expires August 31, 2016.

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